The Random Fasciocutaneous Flap for Upper Extremity Coverage.
Rapid and appropriate healing of any upper extremity wound is essential for preservation of normal hand function. If vascularized tissue must be used, local cutaneous flaps nourished by the multiple perforators to the fasciocutaneous plexus avoid the complexity of microsurgical tissue transfers or prolonged immobilization required for distant pedicled flaps. For small or moderate-sized defects, assuming that adequate adjacent deep fascia has remained intact, these simple, rapidly elevated, so-called random fasciocutaneous flaps deserve initial consideration, as demonstrated in all 11 cases in this reported series.
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Hallock, G. G. (1992). The random fasciocutaneous flap for upper extremity coverage. The Journal Of Hand Surgery, 17(1), 93-101.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty